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1966-77 Beetle Complete Front Beam - Air Ride   Price: $3299.99
The PRObuilt line of products for the Classic Volkswagen is always expanding and it shows with these complete beam assemblies. - by Pete Skiba - PRO since 2002 | Airkewld.com | Updated on 6/1/23

What if I told you, the PRO's can build you a beam that will WoW you? How?

The Build. The Finish. The Hardware. The Detail. The Quality. The Packaging. The Fit. The Function. The Ride. The User Experience. Is the Hype real?

Experience is what makes the PRO's at Airkewld, Artisan's in the Classic Volkswagen Drive-Train. 20+ years designing, fabricating, building and assembling, all components of the VW drive-train, the PRO's are still not satisfied. Everyday, improvements are made. Everyday, the PRO's get incrementally better with all processes of these components. The Hunger... is Real!

Web Link - https://www.airkewld.com/Stage-2-PRObuilt-Air-Ride-Beam-Complete-2203-p/2203.htm

PRObuilt Beam Install Guide - https://www.airkewld.com/Learn-Install-PRObuilt-Beam-s/2539.htm

PRObuilt Beam Tool List - https://www.amazon.com/shop/airkewld?listId=2HTA8L4WBG3TR

If you would rather view unassembled beams instead of building out the beam yourself, check out this ad - https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1168492

The BEST way to add Air Ride to a Classic Volkswagen Type 1 with ball joint front suspension (1966 through 1977), is by installing a Stage 2 PRObuilt Beam. When the PRO's say complete, they mean complete. You will not need anything in addition to this assembly.

The Stage 2 PRObuilt Beam is built on the Ultimate Beam platform. It's made in stock width and up to four inches narrower than OEM to allow for wider wheels, drop spindles, and disc brakes, that add track width.

The complete beam comes as you see it, spindle to spindle, with an entire PRObuilt steering system installed and ready to bolt in and go.

What's included?
This Stage 2 PRObuilt Beam is spindle to spindle, built in any configuration, from stock to four inch narrowed. It comes powder-coated, satin black, ready to install. The front end comes complete with the following;

New Ultimate Adjustable Beam
Through Rods
New Tie rods
New Air Ride Shocks
New Drum Drop Spindles (CB Performance/EMPI) or OEM Spindles
New Steering Dampener
New Hardware
New Grease Zerks
Premium Tie rod Ends
Premium Ball Joints
PRObuilt Steering Box filled with Corn Head Grease
Reconditioned pitman/drop arm/clamp
PRObuilt Control Arms
New eccentrics

What's recommended?

When it comes to how narrow you need, check out this article here https://www.airkewld.com/How-to-lower-your-VW-Beetle-Ghia-the-right-way-s/2540.htm

The PRO's recommend a FOUR Inch narrowed for most applications as it allows for just about any wheel to fit and tuck under the fenders.

If you are going for the dropped look and want to run either Airkewld's GEN 2 Disc Brake kit https://www.airkewld.com/Front-Disc-Brake-Kits-s/2319.htm or your factory drums opt for the DRUM Drop Spindles. If you keep your Factory Disc Brakes (4 lug), opt for the DISC Drop Spindles. If you are keeping the drop moderate, a stock height spindle for the drum or factory disc is available. If you want to run the disc brakes you already have, click here https://www.airkewld.com/article-a/310.htm

Install kit (saves time, ensuring you have everything needed to do the job right) New beam bolts, upper and lower body pads, and inspection plate) .

Shocks (Sport Shocks are perfect for a majority of our clients. Smooth ride and just enough tension for the proper feel. If you want to determine your ride and feel, opt for the adjustable shocks)

If you want to make this beam install even more complete, maybe installing a GEN 2 Disc Brake kit might make sense. To have the PRO's install them, you will need to add the labor then choose your disc brake kit.

If your steering coupler from your column to your steering box has seen better days, the PRO's suggest the OEM PRObuilt Steering Box Coupler found here https://www.airkewld.com/OEM-PRObuilt-Steering-Box-Coupler-Assembly-p/2484.htm

Kewl Features

American made
7.5 inches of up-and-down movement
Taller shock towers allow for the use of shocks that will work with any ride height adjustment
Industries finest packaging to ensure it will arrive to you unscathed
Can be adjusted in 1/16th inch increments in ride height


Do I need to do body mods to install this beam? No. The inside dimension is 29 13/16". That gives a clearance of 1/16" on each side.

How do you narrow the beam 4" when I only have 1/2 inch on each side of my stock beam? We utilize the outer ends of the tubes and gusset outwards to give us the needed space. Here is a video that explains it https://youtu.be/TEqWRKmXUQw

Do I need to send in a core? No. The PRO's have a few options for your cores. Check them out here https://www.airkewld.com/Core-Parts-Program-s/2366.htm

Will I need anything in addition to this assembly? No. It's as complete as it comes from the factory.

My car is sitting crooked before and after installing my New PRObuilt Beam. What is causing the problem? Check out this article on identifying the condition of your drive-train here https://www.airkewld.com/Indentify-the-condition-of-your-suspension-s/2484.htm

The front end will be coated apart and assembled to keep the clean look with new hardware. It's set to the medium height setting so that you can adjust it to your liking. It's pre-greased, and alignment will set in a rough application for shipping.

Check out our other ads for other beam options we make here - https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?username=Airkewld

Sorry, we currently do not build any Type 2 Beams.

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